Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Not so psycho

Ok, having now had 5 doses of antibiotics whirling around my system, I am not quite as pissed off as I was yesterday (pissed off... ha!).

I'm just getting ready for work, and drinking my USN diet fuel protein shake. I bought Vanilla and chocolate again, but also strawberry too. Yuk. Hate strawberry. Have to drink it as it was £15 though. Rubbish.

I think the fact that I have had a urine infection and since my last fill I have had several mild little bits of cystitis... I think I am basically not drinking enough fluids. I have coffee a lot each day, but I don't think its the same, and when you are eating much less, you are therefore not taking as much fluid from food as you used to be either, so I think I need to make it a goal to drink 2 litres of water on top of everything else.

So, apart from me being poorly, Geoffrey our CKC Spaniel is also rough too. He had his anti-man/dog operation on Friday, and was obviously a bit "why did you do it to me?" puppy dog eyes on Friday evening, but Saturday he seemed a little down, but pretty bright. Sunday he was not good. He didn't want to eat, didn't want to drink, didn't walk and was really sad and tail between legs. He was obviously in pain too, but seemingly everything 'downstairs' was ok. I took him to the vet and they gave him a jab for pain and said that they couldn't see anything either.
Yesterday he was alright, but very down... just sort of lolling about and not himself at all. Today his winkie was swollen either side of it, but the wound was fine like it should be. I know that there is only muscles there... no organs or other bits and bobs, so took him again.

The vet said she had NEVER seen this in an animal ever and there was nothing to worry about, but something was obviously very wrong. So she jabbed him again with various jollops, and he has to go back again on Friday or if it gets worse. She thinks its just a strange reaction to the surgery that affects him. He has not had surgery before, so we could not have known that. He has a bit of a temperature too, so she has given him antibiotics and painkillers for us to give him over the week, and hopefully he will be feeling better soon. its a sad sight though it really is. Poor baby looks so dejected.

Right, I am off to unload some chickpeas from the pressure cooker. I love them soooooo much. I just have them plain boiled. I am weird, I know.


  1. I am glad you are feeling a little better. It is sooo hard to get the water in-I am with you on that one.

    I hope your doggy feels better too.


  2. Bunny - for what it's worth, when I had several bouts of cystitis in a row it was finally discovered that I was diabetic, and the sugar in the cranberry juice I had been drinking because it was good for the kidneys, was in fact giving me a hyper. As it's typical in middle (ish) age overweight people - would it be worth checking this out??

  3. oooooooooooh Nice swirly purple..I like it.